Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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| 119 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) ITA l Y H owever, Quintarelli does not begin and end with Amarone. m ost producers in the v eneto have a v alpolicella Ripasso–it's where their grapes go when they aren't good enough for Amarone—yet at Quintarelli, each wine is an artisanal creation. The Quintarelli v alpolicella Superiore comes from a vineyard selection of Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella grapes, which are grown in soils rich in limestone and basalt. These vineyards are tended by hand and only the best, most perfectly ripe bunches are picked to be brought to the winery. Here the wine goes through two separate fermentations. The second fermentation is done on the lees (ripasso) of a finished Quintarelli Amarone. The wine then ages for S eve N years in large Slavonian oak—this is Giuseppe Quintarelli we're talking about. Put it next to another producer's Amarone, and watch what happens. m ost tasters will believe they hold a top-shelf Amarone in their glass–and they wouldn't be too far off. The Quintarelli v alpolicella Superiore is like no other v alpolicella that you've ever experienced. ✦ Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2010 $99 (1559043) T H e Ba BY aM a RON e OF Giu S e PP e Qui NT a R e LL i The a marone of Quintarelli is one of the rarest, most sought-after, wines produced today. There are many collectible bottles around the world that are released at a similar price point ($350+), yet, few of them will thrill and captivate you like Giuseppe Quintarelli.

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